Utah Holidays

Deserts, mountains, and national parks

Utah Holidays
Expect to find
Diverse landscapes

Deserts to mountains, slopes to parks

A vibrant state capital

Salt Lake City has something for everyone

National Parks

Be sure to visit the Mighty Five

Utah Holidays

There is no single face of Utah, with its diverse landscapes ranging from red rock deserts to snow-capped mountains. Nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and history buffs alike will adore the state’s unique geological formations, national parks, and vibrant cities.

The crown jewels of Utah’s natural wonders are its five national parks – Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. Each park offers a distinct geology, from the towering sandstone cliffs of Zion to the otherworldly red rock arches of the Arches National Park. A Utah holiday of hiking, rock climbing, and stargazing allows you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of these iconic landscapes.

If you’re a snow sports lover, try a holiday in one of Utah’s renowned ski resorts, such as Park City, Deer Valley, and Alta, where fluffy slopes and stunning mountain views create the perfect setting for those seeking adventure in the snow.

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Discover diverse landscapes and spectacular scenery on your next holiday to Utah.

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There’s more to Utah

Visit Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City, which provides a vibrant urban contrast to its natural wonders. Explore the city’s cultural attractions, including the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum of Utah. The city is also home to the historic Temple Square, and the spiritual centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, featuring beautifully landscaped gardens and iconic architecture.

The state’s rich Native American history comes to life at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where the towering sandstone buttes and mesas have been featured in many iconic Western films. Guided tours by Navajo guides offer cultural insights into the region’s significance and provide a deeper understanding of the landscape’s spiritual importance.

Things to do in Utah

  1. Great Salt Lake

  2. The Great Salt Lake, the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, is a must-see during your holiday in Utah. Float effortlessly in the lake’s salty waters, akin to the Dead Sea, and keep an eye out for native bison on Antelope Island. The contrast between the stark salt flats and the expansive lake creates a magical landscape for exploration and relaxation. 

    Arches National Park

    Arches National Park in Utah is a geological wonderland where the forces of nature have sculpted over 2,000 natural stone arches and a myriad of striking rock formations. The iconic Delicate Arch, with its elegant curve, stands as a symbol of the park and offers a mesmerising spectacle during sunrise and sunset. Explore the park’s trails, marvelling at formations like Balanced Rock and Landscape Arch, and witness the interplay of light and shadow on the surreal red rock landscapes.

    1. Zion National Park

    Zion National Park is defined by towering sandstone cliffs and deep canyons, where you can immerse yourself in a stunning display of nature’s grandeur. Hiking enthusiasts can tackle the renowned Angel’s Landing trail for breathtaking panoramic views or venture into the ethereal beauty of the Virgin River Narrows, where the canyon walls narrow, and the river becomes the path.

Great Salt Lake Utah
  1. Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is a surreal landscape of orange and pink-hued hoodoos, towering spires, and natural amphitheatres. Admire the distinctive geological formations from scenic viewpoints, such as Bryce Point and Sunset Point, where the sunlight creates a captivating kaleidoscope of colours. Hiking trails such as the Queen’s Garden and Navajo Loop allow you to get up close and personal with these unique hoodoos, enjoying the intricate beauty of Bryce Canyon.

Salt Lake City

The city’s cultural scene is thriving, with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum of Utah being among the highlights. Temple Square and the Utah Capitol Building are two must-see landmarks for your itinerary, both awe-inspiring and well worth exploring. Blend that with sampling boutique shops, art galleries, and a diverse array of restaurants, and you have everything you need for Utah holiday heaven.

FAQs on Utah

Staff Tips

  • Adrienne Keogh

    At American Holidays our slogan is ‘Possibilities Unlimited’ and they truly are!
    American Holidays don’t come off the shelf. We tailor-make down to the finest detail. And because we only employ genuine destination experts, you’ll have the inside track on the hidden highlights and experiences that others often miss.

    Adrienne KeoghSales and Operations Manager
  • Karen Sheals Hoy
    Active tours are suitable for people of all levels of experience and fitness. Active tours embrace the nature of the explorer and usually include a range of adventurous activities, such as walking and hiking, as well as city sightseeing. Walks, hikes and activities cater to everyone from beginner to expert, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. There will often be a wide variety of options available depending on your interests, budget and ability.
    Karen Sheals HoyManager
  • Jennifer Mulligan

    Enjoy a stress free trip with an escorted tour. Let somebody else do the driving as you explore the destination of your dreams. An escorted tour is hassle-free way of exploring several regions with everything taken care of.

    Jennifer MulliganPersonal Travel Planner
  • Sarah McCormick

    In America the cities come alive at night! There is always something to see or do so make sure you check out what’s on while you are there and experience the most amazing live shows, fabulous eateries and unique bars and nightclubs.

    Sarah McCormickPersonal Travel Planner
  • Jennifer Mulligan

    Why not explore at your own pace? Our self-drive itineraries are designed to give you the security of knowing that your daily accommodation is secured, with the flexibility of travelling at your leisure. Do you prefer hiking and sightseeing along the way? Or is the allure of the open road more your style? The choice is yours! Whatever you choose we will help you plan your ideal itinerary.

    Jennifer MulliganPersonal Travel Planner

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